Upgrade Soul is a thought-provoking new graphic novel about the nature of humanity and the dangers of technology.
Hank and Molly are rich and elderly. They decide to do an experimental medical treatment that promises to make them young and healthy again. Problems occur. Ethical questions arise. What does it mean to be human? Is it the mind or the body that defines humanity? What is the impact of the changes brought on by aging? The unexpected turns of the plot are the best part of Upgrade Soul. To avoid spoilers, I won’t say more.
Wow, I adored this philosophical graphic novel! It makes the reader think about many profound issues that resonate long after the novel is finished. It also won a Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. Upgrade Soul is highly recommended. 5 stars!
Thanks to the publisher, Lion Forge, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.
Posted in Graphic Novel Tagged with: ethics, philosophical, science, Sept 18 2018